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National Agriculture in the Classroom


Summary 2021 — Washington

State Contact

Ms. Alisha Klein
Washington Agriculture In the Classroom
975 Carpenter Road NE
Lacey, WA 98516
P: 360.770.3383

Innovative Programming Conducted and Educational Resources Developed

Ag@School magazine & teachers guide aligned to standards targeted at 4th graders. Produced 3 times per school year - Fall - general overview of WA agriculture, Winter - technology in agriculture, and Spring - Agriculture & the environment

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

Program Leader Biosketch

Kristen VanValkenburg, Washington Ag in the Classrorom PR director grew up on a small cattle and hay operation in Western Washington. She actively participated in 4-H, and FFA with a variety of projects throughout her youth. She graduated with honors from Washington State University with a degree in Agriculture Education and later earned a Masters degree from WSU. She taught high school agriculture for eight and a half years and then entered the private sector by accepting a job at the Washington Farm Bureau. She was laid off unexpectedly in 2012 and eagerly accepted a part time position as the PR director with Washington Ag in the Classroom. Agriculture and education has always been her passions!